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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING FORAGE AND GRAZING LANDS FOR MULTIPLE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Title: Landsat: radiometric and topographic correction of satellite imagery (R package)

item Goslee, Sarah

Submitted to: Software and User Manual Public Release
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: September 30, 2010
Publication Date: September 30, 2010
Citation: Goslee, S.C. 2010. landsat: radiometric and topographic correction of satellite imagery R package). Software and User Manual Public Release. Available:

Interpretive Summary: An interpretive summary is not required.

Technical Abstract: Most Geographic Information System software includes routines for atmospheric and topograhic correction of satellite imagery such as that taken by Landsat. Radiometric correction is an active area of research, and new, improved methods are rarely if ever available for testing and application. The R statistical package has excellent capabilities for prototyping, testing, and automating these algorithms for processing satellite imagery. A series of image-based absolute radiometric corrections, relative corrections, and image-processing utilities have been implemented in R. These tools are being used for research and development of satellite-based monitoring capabilities in agricultural grasslands.

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